The Kwara State House of Assembly says it is resolute in its resolutions on illegal Filing Stations in Ilorin Metropolis.
To this end, it has mandated its ad-hoc Committee on Proliferation
of illegal Petroleum Stations to invite the Secretary to the State
Government Alhaji Isiaka Gold and the Executive Secretary of the State
Town Planning and Development Authority to appear before the Ad-hoc
Committee and explain why its
resolutions in respect of the affected Petrol Stations had not been
implemented by the State government and report findings to the House
decision to invite the affected Government officials was reached
following a Personal Explanation raised by the Chairman of the
Committee, Hon Kamaldeen Fagbemi on the level of compliance in respect
of the affected Petroleum Stations.
The Speaker Dr Ali Ahmad
while speaking on the Personal Explanation assured that the House would
take a definite stand on the issue next week, stressing that the House
arrived at its resolutions based on experts opinion and due Legislative
procedure in the bid to ensure safety of lives and properties.
Hon Fagbemi had while updating the House said the Secretary to the
State Government had in its letter to the House said the State
Government could not implement the House resolutions in view of its
attendant Political and Socio-economic implications.
the State Pension Reform Bill passed through second reading at the floor
of the House and the Speaker directed its joint Committees on
Establishment and Training as well as Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary
to conduct an all inclusive Public hearing on the Contributory Pension
Scheme Bill to ensure that all Stakeholders inputs were reflected in the
Most Members had while speaking on the general principles
of the bill, insisted among other things that the bill should not be
passed into law as the bill according to them reduce retirement age from
60 to 50 years and queried how the State Government would be able to
raise N400m monthly to meet with the new pension scheme, in view of the
current economic recession bedevilling the nation.
who spoke in support of the bill said its passage into law would enable
the State to conform with international standards in pension
The Speaker while reacting to members'
contributions allayed the fear of Civil Servants that the bill will not
be passed until all the necessary inputs of Stakeholders are